November 28, 2012

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Minal Nairi

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Rain Room: Raindrops That Don’t Fall on Your Head

Photo by Tony Kyriacou / Rex Features Ever wondered what it would feel like to walk in the rain without any rain gear, and not get wet? If you happen to be in London anytime now until March 2013, you can try it out. rAndom International’s latest interactive installation, Rain …

Photo by Tony Kyriacou / Rex Features

Ever wondered what it would feel like to walk in the rain without any rain gear, and not get wet? If you happen to be in London anytime now until March 2013, you can try it out. rAndom International’s latest interactive installation, Rain Room, covers an area of about 100 square meter with pouring water that doesn’t fall on visitors walking through it.

With motion sensors, visitors can prance through the rain, enjoy it for it’s ambient feel, and yet not really feel it. Sounds magical to be deflecting raindrops with body movement—almost superhuman! Check out the beautiful silhouettes in the midst of a heavy shower.

AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages
Picture by Christopher Pledger
Photo by Tony Kyriacou / Rex Features
Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Photo by Tony Kyriacou / Rex Features
Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

For those of you in London, you can visit the free exhibition at the Curve in the Barbican Centre. And if it happens to be a rainy day in the city, the installation may just make you feel better as you exercise control over the downpour.

Rain Room at the Barbican, 2012 from rAndom International on Vimeo.

Rain Room is supported by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation of Art. (via mymodernmet.com)

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